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Patrick Poke

Stanley Druckenmiller is one of the most accomplished macro traders the world has ever seen. He worked closely with the legendary trader George Soros at the Quantum Fund. In addition to being closely tied to Soros’ infamous ‘breaking’ of the British Pound, Druckenmiller made successful multi-billion dollar bets on the... Show More

Nathan Bell

After eight years of falling interest rates and quantitative easing, most investors are wondering how long before the next great fall and when it will happen, mostly so they can dump their shares and avoid the pain suffered during the GFC. Show More

Patrick Poke

We’ve posted about the issue of sticking with your investment strategy before – see here: and here: But it’s a topic that’s worth revisiting. AQR Capital, manager of over US$170B has released a research paper on exactly this subject. They look at Berkshire Hathaway, PIMCO’s Total Return Fund... Show More

US regulatory filings are in for the second quarter, and as always, they've created a stir. Each quarter the '13-F report' shows what fund managers with over $100 million in assets have been up to. Berkshire Hathaway, which is run by Warren Buffett, increased its stake in Apple by 55%... Show More

Former Soros protege and current billionaire Stan Druckenmiller had some intriguing things to say about the future of the US economy. At an event this week, Druckenmiller said he sees a “massive, massive problem” for the US in the 15 years due to the ageing population. He believes the exploding... Show More

Tom McKay

Soros: It takes courage to be a pig. When asked about the most important lessons that Stan Druckenmiller learned from George Soros, he says: I've learned many things from him, but perhaps the most significant is that it's not whether you're right or wrong that's important, but how much money... Show More

China's credit-market gauges are triggering alarm bells, as banks grow cautious in lending to each other while investors prefer the safest government bonds. The spread between the two-year sovereign yield and the similar-maturity interest-rate swap, a gauge of financial stress, just reached 121 basis points, the widest in Bloomberg data... Show More